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Sound and Well-Being

Spring 2020: Tuesday and Thursday, 1:30-2:45pm 
Ross-Blakely Hall, Room 171

  • How does sound produce meaning, emotion, and movement?
  • What is the power of sound to heal the body and the spirit?
  • What is the relationship between sound and social justice?
  • Is there power in silence?
  • Can sound play a role in the healing of cultural and historical trauma?
  • How can we cultivate a culture of listening?
 
 

Sing, dance, play instruments, contemplate silence – investigate sound and its effect on the individual and the group.

Faculty and students will analyze the ways that sounds affect our health, well-being, society and the environment. Through hands-on activities, we will experiment with various forms of sound and silence to animate the connection between sound, embodiment, social and individual well-being. Student teams will collaborate to design research projects that will supply answers to the Lab’s guiding questions and share their insights with the public. Students will enjoy a visit to the Musical Instrument Museum and investigate sound in ASU’s renowned Organ Hall.

Impact Outcomes

In the Sound and Well-Being Lab, faculty and students analyzed the ways that sounds affect our health, well-being, society, and the environment. Through hands-on activities such as a sound bath with Gongster, they experimented with various forms of sound and silence to animate the connection between sound, embodiment, social and individual well-being. Student teams collaborated to design research projects that will supply answers to the Lab’s guiding questions and share their insights with the public. View their final impact outcomes here

Enrollment Information

Spring 2020: Tuesday and Thursday, 1:30-2:45pm and Tuesday 3-4:15*

Ross Blakely Hall, Room 171
  • Humanities Lab HUL 494 and HUL 598
  • Music MUS 494
  • Women and Gender Studies WST 494
*Lab time is for students to work on activities and assignments, especially skill-building and collaborative Lab projects. Contact faculty about required Lab times. Sign up today!

Instructional Team

Mary Margaret Fonow Women and Gender Studies/Sociology School of Social Transformation Sound and Well-Being Spring 2020
Kimberly Marshall Music School of Music Sound and Well-Being Spring 2020